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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 12:41 PM
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It will take some time for him to develop his identity. He's been groomed as a fighter for so long, and thrust into the spotlight at such an early age, he hasn't had an opportunity to fully develop his personality (being close to GSP isn't helping in that department either ). It would do him well to get out of Canada for a while and train at some other major camps and interact with more people, which shouldn't be too difficult for someone as talented as he is.

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post #12 of 41 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 01:31 PM
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He's a condescending self-righteous prick, that's why nobody likes him. He has no honor, he has no respect for his opponents. He'll win a title one day, then he'll lose it, then everyone will pile the hate on him and then finally he will learn humility. If he wanted respect he would have treated BJ with some, but he didn't, he literally scoughed. I'm Canadian and I can't stand him, he is the antithesis to GSP.
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Not sure why Rory is getting such hate, it's clear he's just a young kid who isn't media savvy. It's obviously not as bad as Nate but at least he showed up to his press conference. It's clear judging from his pre-post fight conference that he's trying to emulate the "professionalism" aspect of GSP (wearing the suit etc..).

He however does not have the charisma that GSP has (who could break into a goofy grin and joke on the spot), instead he's just stating his opinion honestly and only responded to trash talking when BJ was up to his old tricks. Seriously, if there ever was a dick it's BJ and yet Rory is being accused of being a dbag for stating his opinions?
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Actually Rory was booed the entire time.
I think he meant that was the only fight where he was booed?
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I thought I heard some Rory chants in the second round?


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Who cares if any of these guys are assholes or not? Not me. Rory is a beast and does what I expect to see when I watch the sport. Of course it's a difference experience when the fighter is more likable but at the end of the day...
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He's a condescending self-righteous prick, that's why nobody likes him. He has no honor, he has no respect for his opponents. He'll win a title one day, then he'll lose it, then everyone will pile the hate on him and then finally he will learn humility. If he wanted respect he would have treated BJ with some, but he didn't, he literally scoughed. I'm Canadian and I can't stand him, he is the antithesis to GSP.
Wow... somebody forgot to take his medication this morning...
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I can see why some wont like him, he's scary confindent, he's awesome good, and we sometimes hate those who are so good.
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I think you are off base to say Rory is MMA's new villain.

Rory was booed because he's Canadian and was fighting BJ Penn in the US.

In Montreal, Toronto or Calgary Macdonald would have heard nothing but cheers and Penn would have been mercilessly booed.

In Brazil, Penn probably gets more cheers because he's a BJJ legend but doubtful Rory gets booed.
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Rory is quickly on his way to my top 3 fighters, not only has he spoken to the government and done a TON for the Canadian MMA legalization, he continues to show talent and maturity above his age. People rip on him for taunting BJ in the cage, but half of those same people are big fans of the Diaz brothers, or any number of other fighters who act like complete assholes in the cage.

MMA fans seem to gain some kind of sick enjoyment from despising anyone who does well, every champion has legions of haters, and those haters go out of their way to pick apart and analyze every single piece of these people. I think along the way, we can all forget that no matter how well they do in the cage, these guys are still human beings, they make mistakes, they say stupid shit, and they don't deserve to be under your microscope. What would we say about you if we could dissect every part of your life?

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